Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 98: Special Order Nickel Plated Colt Medium Frame Lightning Rifle

Auction Date: May 14, 2021

Exceptional Antique Special Order Nickel Plated Colt Medium Frame Lightning Slide Action Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,500 - $6,500

Exceptional Antique Special Order Nickel Plated Colt Medium Frame Lightning Slide Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Lightning-Express
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 38-40 WCF
Barrel: 26 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip:
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 91
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1889 with standard markings including the Rampant Colt on the left side of the frame. The rifle features a special order full nickel plate finish and is fitted with a German silver blade front sight and elevation adjustable notch rear sight, both of which are blued. Mounted with a multipoint checkered slide handle and smooth straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall with 90% plus original nickel, some flaking evident on the magazine tube, minor handling and storage marks and scratches, crisp checkering, few minor pressure dents in the excellent wood, minor pitting along the right edge of the buttplate where it meets the wood, and crisp markings. Mechanically excellent.



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